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Bridges to Translation offers funding for pilot projects

Nov 7, 2021

As part of its mission to accelerate discoveries to benefit human health, Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute regularly awards funding to support pilot projects through its Bridges to Translation award. The translation of biomedical and health discoveries to application is a…
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Penn State receives $25 million to enhance medical research, human health

Oct 22, 2021

Expanded partnerships, access to clinical trials, and new medical and behavioral treatments and interventions reaching individuals more quickly will benefit communities in Pennsylvania and beyond thanks to the renewal of Penn State’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) funded by the…

Applications now open for translational research Early-Stage Investigator Training Program (KL2)

Sep 2, 2021

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is now accepting applications for its Early-Stage Investigator Training Program (KL2) to provide research training. The two-year program is funded through a National Institutes of Health KL2 grant that is a part of Penn State’s Clinical and…
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Registration is open for 'Uncover the Power of Observational Studies'

Aug 27, 2021

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present "Uncover the Power of Observational Studies" at its next Research Methods Seminar Series from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 14. This seminar series is held virtually. The Research Methods Seminar Series features statisticians and…
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Four themes identified as contributors to diseases of despair in Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2021

Financial instability, lack of infrastructure, a deteriorating sense of community and family fragmentation are key contributors to diseases of despair in Pennsylvania communities, according to Penn State College of Medicine and Highmark Health researchers. The researchers conducted four focus…

Engage Podcast highlights project

Jun 28, 2021

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute released the latest episode of its Engage Podcast discussing research into e-cigarettes. Andrea Hobkirk, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavior health, discusses her work into how the brain responds to flavored e-cigarettes…
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'Research Questionnaire Design' webinar to be presented June 10

May 19, 2021

A session on “Research Questionnaire Design” will be presented at the next Penn State College of Medicine SMaRT Connects webinar series from 1 to 2 p.m. on June 10. Team members from the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Survey Research will present how to organize research survey topics and connect…
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Training seminars offered for patient population discovery tool TriNetX

Apr 30, 2021

April 29, 2021 Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is offering four training sessions for its patient population discovery tool for health research, TriNetX. Training sessions will be held virtually on May 26. Registration is required for each session. Through TriNetX, the Penn…
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Workshop: Dynamical Systems Approaches to Intensive Longitudinal Data

Apr 12, 2021

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present the workshop “Dynamical Systems Approaches to Intensive Longitudinal Data” from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on May 12. Sy-Miin Chow, SSRI cofunded faculty member and professor of human development and family studies, will provide an overview…

Data science talk to focus on COVID-19 database available to Penn State faculty

Apr 9, 2021

Finding the right dataset can sometimes be a challenge in data science. A new initiative will provide Penn State researchers with access to a trove of COVID-19 data, updated frequently by health care systems around the United States. Penn State faculty can learn how to get access to the database…

Podcast episode discusses sexually transmitted infection testing in young people

Mar 24, 2021

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute released the latest episode of its Engage Podcast discussing research into sexually transmitted infection testing in young people. Winnie Adebayo, Ph.D., an assistant professor of nursing at Penn State College of Nursing, discusses her work…
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Team Science Toolbox offers evidence-based techniques for common team issues

Feb 9, 2021

Where can a leader turn when their teams are not functioning as well as they should? How can a team be built for success? How can teams develop unity when they’re built with diversity in mind? How do scientists from different disciplines get on the same page when their vocabularies may sound the…
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How Penn State trains the next generation of translational scientists

Jan 26, 2021

Each TL1 Clinical Research Training Awards program uniquely approaches the same objective: to develop the skills and knowledge in pre- and post-doctoral trainees to engage in clinical and translational research. As part of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences' (NCATS) Clinical…

Registration open for Jan. 26 Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series

Jan 12, 2021

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present "Data4Action: The Centre County COVID-19 Cohort Study" at its next Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series from 4 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 26.  The Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series features statisticians and…

Applications open for clinical and translational science training programs

Jan 7, 2021

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 Translational Research Training Program (TL1) and summer 2021 Translational Science Fellowship Program. The Translational Research Training Program provides tailored educational opportunities for…
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Podcast episode discusses research of exercise in cancer treatment

Jan 4, 2021

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute released the latest episode of its Engage Podcast featuring Kathleen Sturgeon, Ph.D., assistant professor of public health sciences, discussing her research into the use of exercise in cancer treatment. Sturgeon is a scholar in the institute’s…

New CTSI Engage podcast discusses research ethics

Dec 3, 2020

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute released the latest episode of its Engage podcast, featuring Jen McCormick, associate professor of humanities, discussing research ethics. How research is conducted is an important topic. Scientists must balance several principles when…
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Registration open for a seminar on collaborating across disciplines

Dec 1, 2020

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute presents "Collaboration Across Disciplines" at its next Translational Science Seminar Series webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on Dec. 15.  Jessica Ericson and Winnie Adebayo will present the webinar. Both are part of a research project evaluating…
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Clinical and Translational Science Institute launches Engage podcast

Oct 8, 2020

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute recently launched a podcast called Engage. Each podcast features a Penn State expert discussing the research process or how health research benefits the University's neighbors.   “Education is an important mission for our institute,” Dr. Larry…
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Using wearable technology to prevent kidney stones

Oct 1, 2020

idney stones are a painful and expensive medical problem, and people who suffer from kidney stones once are likely to experience them a second time. Recurrence can often be prevented if patients increase urine output by increasing the amount of water that they drink. Though this may seem easy,…

Clinical and Translational Science Institute invests in four pilot projects

Sep 24, 2020

The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute awarded funding to four projects with topics addressing at-risk populations or instituting prevention programs in healthcare as part of its Bridges to Translation Pilot Grant Program.  Bridges to Translation invests in novel research ideas…
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Data 4 Action Project continues with community survey, antibody testing

Aug 28, 2020

A research project is allowing Centre County residents to share their pandemic experiences and participate in decision-making as the region moves forward. Penn State's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and the Clinical and Translational Science…

Two faculty begin community-engaged research fellowships

Aug 26, 2020

Two Penn State faculty will learn how to better incorporate community input into their research programs through a Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute fellowship program. Wilson Brown, assistant professor of clinical psychology at Penn State Behrend and Casey Pinto, assistant…
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Gathering big data to accelerate the COVID-19 fight

May 29, 2020

Penn State is one of 15 institutions participating in a national collaboration to turn data from hundreds of thousands of medical records from coronavirus patients into effective treatments and predictive tools. The National COVID Cohort Collaborative partners National Institutes of Health-…

Research recruitment posters and fliers

May 28, 2020

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute now offers a service through the institute’s communication team to create clinical research recruitment posters/flyers. This service is available to any Penn State campus. Advantages of using the institute service include: Professionally…
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